Brayton tipped me off to this article about Paul Cameron. It's quite good. He is still disseminating false and misleading information about gays in the form of schlock studies. No reputable peer reviewed journals will publish his work so he finds some penny-ante journals or groups with legitimate sounding names (such as "American College of Pediatricians" and "Psychological Reports") but who in reality are the equivalent of what mail-order degree colleges are to real colleges. And gullible members of the religious right then cite his work as if they have "real ammo" against gays.
It boggles the mind. Cite Kinsey and many religious conservatives will shriek about the problems with his work, but then they will suggest replacing Kinsey's work with the "research" of Paul Cameron and Judith Reisman. As I have said, this reminds me of what Jesus said about being concerned with the mote in your neighbor's eye while ignoring the log in your own!
My favorite part of the article:
Cameron's work is controversial even among conservative groups. For example, the Traditional Values Coalition claims to speak for 43,000 churches. For three years, the coalition has quoted Cameron's studies on its website in an article headlined, "Report Shows Homosexual Foster Parents Apt To Molest Children," and has told its membership to "read and distribute Dr. Cameron's report."
But when The Boston Globe asked the Traditional Values Coalition last week about Cameron, the group responded within minutes by removing all references to Cameron from its website. The group's spokeswoman, Daniella Lopez, said Cameron's research had been "mistakenly" put on the website. She would not say why the group thought it was a mistake to publicize Cameron's research.